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"Get Books" Doesn't Find Books

In Calibre 5.19 (64 bit) on Windows 10 Pro (64 bit), Get Books doesn't necessarily find books where I know they exist. For instance, I just tried looking for a title of "project hail mary" (no quotes) by author "weir" (no quotes). Earlier today, the only match that showed up was for Google. I tried it again just now and at least Amazon is getting a match. But, nowhere else. Here are the existing product pages on: Amazon ebooks Kobo All three of those sites are configured and checked in ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Books, Calibre


Ends Tonight! Google Pixel 3 XL 128GB Unlocked Smartphone For Just $199.99 Shipped From B&H!

Today Only: Google Pixel 3 XL 128GB Unlocked Smartphone For Just $199.99 Shipped From B&H! Capture the perfect shot every time, get things done with the Google assistant, 1 Enjoy an all-day battery, and more. Get everyone in the picture with Group selfies Selfie stick required. Snap portraits like a Pro with Portrait mode. Capture […]
Tags: Google, Deals, Cell Phones, B&h, Google Pixel


Investors race to win early-stage startup deals in India

India may be grappling with the second wave of the coronavirus, rising unemployment, and a dwindling economy, but the South Asian nation’s burgeoning startup ecosystem has never had it better. High-profile investors in India have long aggressively chased growth-stage, and late-stage deals, pouring record amounts of capital into the country. But in a sign of the growing investor bullishness regarding Indian startups, even early-stage companies that have largely been bereft of much similar attenti...
Tags: Asia, Germany, India, Funding, Tech, Tigers, Mumbai, Tiger Global, Tiger Global Management, Bangalore, Lightspeed, Falcons, Better Capital, Nandan Nilekani, South Asian, Fleek


Google Chrome Will Require Law Firms to Clean Up Embarrassing RSS Feeds

As I blogged a couple weeks ago, Google is making a strong statement in favor of blogs, RSS and open publishing, by adding RSS to its Chrome browser.Users will be able to hit an RSS link built into the browser in order to see all future updates from the site. A slick feature for law firm blogs, of which there are many, and legal news from law firm websites, of which there is a lot of. A lot of law firms don’t know what RSS is though. As I wrote ten days ago, law firms aren’t operating websites ...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Law, Uncategorized


Huawei's HarmonyOS Arrives With iPad-Inspired Tablet UI, Apparent Android Base

Two years into its ban from the US Government and, in turn, access to the Play Store on its Android-powered devices, Huawei is unveiling HarmonyOS. The platform is an alternative to Android that powers TVs, smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches. 9to5Google reports: Announced at an event today, Huawei is positioning HarmonyOS as an operating system that can handle just about everything, from the smartphone in your pocket to IoT devices such as "power sockets and lamps." The company says the goal...
Tags: Apple, US, Tech, Huawei, Evan Blass, EMUI, Techradar, Twitter Android Authority


Bill Gates' Next Generation Nuclear Reactor To Be Built In Wyoming

Billionaire Bill Gates' advanced nuclear reactor company TerraPower LLC and PacifiCorp have selected Wyoming to launch the first Natrium reactor project on the site of a retiring coal plant, the state's governor said on Wednesday. Reuters reports: TerraPower, founded by Gates about 15 years ago, and power company PacifiCorp, owned by Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway, said the exact site of the Natrium reactor demonstration plant is expected to be announced by the end of the year. Small advance...
Tags: Tech, Wyoming, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet, Reuters, U S Department of Energy, PacifiCorp, TerraPower, TerraPower LLC


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 leak: Tiger Lake-H, NVIDIA RTX 30 Super Laptop GPUs, FHD webcam, 16:10 4K display, and more make for an...

Leaked ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 specifications indicate quite a massive internal upgrade for Lenovo's multimedia flagship laptop. The...
Tags: Nvidia, Lenovo


Tuesday Capital, formerly Crunchfund, casts a wide net with a fourth, $30 million fund

Tuesday Capital, a 10-year-old seed-stage fund that was founded by longtime VC Patrick Gallagher and TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, has changed considerably over the years. Arrington now leads a crypto hedge fund. Tuesday was formerly known as Crunchfund. Gallagher now runs the outfit with partner Prashant Fonseka, who joined the fund in 2015 as an associate. Tuesday has also formed a deep relationship over the years with the industrial design shop Frog Design, which is a limited partner ...
Tags: TC, California, Mexico, Virginia, Israel, Tech, Brooklyn, Venture Capital, Miami, Costa Rica, Michael Arrington, Bay Area, SPAC, Arrington, Tulum Mexico, Gallagher


Dr. Google Just Got Smarter: Big Tech Enters The Dermatology Space

Google’s latest healthcare endeavor capitalizes on the growth in adoption of self-triage capabilities over the last year while playing to its strengths: scalable AI and data management. Consumers have long sought more information about their symptoms, most frequently turning to WebMD or their favorite search engine.  In 2020, 52% of consumers reported using WebMD, while […]
Tags: Google, Marketing, Age Of The Customer


What you need to listen to lossless audio and Dolby Atmos on Apple Music

With Apple Music poised to open the gates to Dolby Atmos for spatial audio and hi-res lossless audio files, you will need the proper gear to hear all that extra goodness.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Home Theater, Apple Music, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Music


Apple Employees Asked to Return to Offices for Three Days a Week Starting in September

Apple corporate employees will be returning to the office for three days a week starting in early September, Apple CEO Tim Cook told workers today in a memo that was seen by The Verge. "For all that we've been able to achieve while many of us have been separated, the truth is that there has been something essential missing from this past year: each other," Cook said in the memo. "Video conference calling has narrowed the distance between us, to be sure, but there are things it simply cannot r...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Cook, Mac, Tim Cook, Rumors, Tim Cook zwnj


Tinder tested group video chat ahead of Match’s move into social discovery with Hyperconnect deal

As dating app Tinder and its parent company Match explore the future of personal connection through apps, it’s interesting to see what sort of ideas it tested but later discarded. One such experiment was something called “Tinder Mixer,” which had briefly offered Tinder users a way to join group video chats, and “play games” with others nearby. The feature was tested for a short period of time last year in New Zealand, we understand, but will not be launching. The Tinder Mixer experience was unco...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Apps, Asia, Tech, New Zealand, Jp Morgan, Seoul, Azar, Dubey, Shar Dubey, Alessandro Paluzzi, Hyperconnect, Paluzzi, Tinder Mixer


Google hires former SiriusXM CPO/CTO to lead its Maps team

Almost exactly a year ago, Google announced a couple of leadership changes that saw Prabhakar Raghavan, who joined the company back in 2012, take over the lead of Search, Assistant and Maps. Now, sources familiar with the hiring tell us, the company has hired Christopher Phillips, who was previously the chief product and technology officer at SiriusXM, to lead its geo team, which is responsible for products like Google Maps, Google Earth and Google Maps Platform, the company’s enterprise busines...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Pandora, Computing, Glasgow, Sirius Xm, Google-Maps, Intuit, Assistant, World Wide Web, Amazon Music


Walmart accidentally unveiled its own bargain-priced FHD streaming stick and 4K player

Walmart accidentally scooped itself by publishing product listings for its own, onn-branded, low-cost Android TV streaming stick to the Walmart.com website ahead of its formal launch, where it was soon spotted, alongside an upcoming 4K streaming device. Both items are officially arriving next week in stores and online, Walmart told TechCrunch, but it seems the website revealed them a bit earlier than planned. The entry-level device streaming stick had been leaked earlier this year thanks to its ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hbo, Media, Fcc, Tech, Walmart, Usb, Chromecast, Roku, TechCrunch, Ac, Roku Roku, Roku Express, Fire TV Stick Lite, YouTube Netflix Disney


CDK Global buys vehicle the e-commerce platform Roadster for $360 million

Roadster, the Palo Alto-based digital platform that gives dealers tools to sell new and used vehicles online has been acquired for $360 million by retail automotive technology company CDK Global Inc., according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. As part of the all-cash deal, Roadster is now a wholly owned subsidiary. Roadster’s business model has evolved since its founding in 2013. The online sales platform initially hosted dealers’ inventory on its site, but handled the entire sale...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Palo Alto, Automotive, Securities And Exchange Commission, Brian Krzanich, CDK Global Inc, Roadster, CDK Global, Connected Store, Andy Moss Roadster


Google toughens its stance on ad tracking

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for June 3. I'm deputy editor Lucia Moses, filling in for Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Google toughens up on ad tracking.Revcontent acquired.Edelman leadership shakeup.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @lmoses. Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Goo...
Tags: Google, Media, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, Edelman, Cnbc, Digital Advertising, Nordic, Taboola, Outbrain, Dentons, Lucia Moses, Newsletters, New US, Sard Verbinnen Co


MacBook Air buying guide: How to choose your storage, RAM, and more

Want to buy an M1 MacBook Air? Our guide will show you everything you need to know before purchasing, from how much RAM to get to what SSD size you need.
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends, Macbook, Computing, MacBook Air, M1


‘The Mosquito Coast’ Renewed for Second Season by Apple TV+

The Mosquito Coast, the Apple TV+ series based on the book by Paul Theroux, is getting a second season. The show stars Justin Theroux and Melissa George and follows a family on the run from the United States government. The book was previously adapted into a 1986 movie starring Harrison Ford. Having not watched the show yet, I’m not entirely sure how they’re getting more than one season out of one book, but I’ll let the folks running the show worry about that. Apple TV+ revealed the news tod...
Tags: Apple, New York, Television, Movies, Mexico, US, America, Apple TV, Fox, United States, Justin-Theroux, Adaptation, Harrison Ford, Paul Theroux, Neil Cross, Mosquito Coast


PayPal Shuts Down Long-Time Tor Supporter With No Recourse

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation: Larry Brandt, a long-time supporter of internet freedom, used his nearly 20-year-old PayPal account to put his money where his mouth is. His primary use of the payment system was to fund servers to run Tor nodes, routing internet traffic in order to safeguard privacy and avoid country-level censorship. Now Brandt's PayPal account has been shut down, leaving many questions unanswered and showing how financial censorship ...
Tags: China, Tech, Paypal, Tor, Finland, Santa Clara, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Brandt, Larry Brandt, Syria Belarus


How to fix AirDrop connection issues on iPhone, iPad, or Mac

You can AirDrop photos, videos, or files between Apple devices. Westend61/Getty Images If your AirDrop isn't working on iPhone, iPad, or Mac, first check that Bluetooth is turned on. To fix an AirDrop connection, also make sure that both devices are discoverable. To get AirDrop working on a Mac, you may need to adjust your firewall settings. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. One of the most convenient features for Apple users is AirDrop, which lets you sen...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Bluetooth, Mac, Wi Fi, Trends, Airdrop, Tech Insider, Meira Gebel, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Eliza Goodwin, Grace Eliza Goodwin


David Beckham buys stake in vehicle electrification firm

Lunaz specialises in classic cars but is set to start conversion of bin lorries to help transition away from fossil fuelSnaps of David Beckham in expensive cars were a tabloid staple during the footballer’s days as a star player, but now his interest has taken a surprising turn: bin lorries.The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder has taken a 10% stake in Lunaz, a Silverstone-based company that electrifies classic cars from Rolls-Royce, Jaguar and Range Rover. Now it hopes to tak...
Tags: Business, Technology, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Manchester United, David Beckham, Real Madrid, Travel and transport, Automotive Industry, Motoring, Electric, Hybrid And Low-emission Cars, SilverStone, Lunaz


Walmart listing reveals ultra-affordable Android TV streaming stick

The cheap streaming media device category just gained another entrant with Walmart quietly releasing its own $25 Android TV streaming stick.
Tags: Android, Android TV, Trends, Walmart, 4k, Home Theater, Hdr, Streaming Media Devices


Number-Phone-3.7003

base class for Number::Phone::* modulesChanges for 3.7003 - 2021-06-02Data updates; Add deprecation warning for platforms with 32 bit int (support will go away some time after 2023-06-01 with no further warning) 2021-03-09 3.7002 Data updates 2021-02-04 3.7001 Data from OFCOM/CNAC/NPA/localcallingguide.com squirreled away during builds for greater reproducibility; Data updates 2020-12-04 3.7000 Bugfixes in dial_to for stubs and unallocated UK numbers; Windows doesn't properly s...
Tags: Google, UK, Ge, Russia, US, CA, Georgia, ISO, Canada, Ofcom, Vatican, South Sudan, Gibraltar, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Inmarsat


Daily Crunch: Spotify’s new ‘Only You’ feature expands on personalization investment

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for June 2, 2021. It’s a good day in the tech world because former unicorn Spotify is out with new features about you. Yes, the company is taking its yearly listening review to a midyear format and packing its app with even more personalized mixes. My playlists are why I won’t leave Spotify until the heat death of the universe, so ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Spotify, Europe, Taylor Swift, Etsy, Tech, Gm, Electric, Huawei, Shopify, Naspers, Accel


Chrome OS is testing a new launcher with old vibes

It's been several years since Google overhauled the app drawer for Chromebooks. It replaced the aging "card" launcher with a...
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AMC Is Giving Free Popcorn Away To Meme Stonk Investors

AMC announced today that it was creating AMC Investor Connect, "an innovative, proactive communication initiative that will put AMC in direct communication with its extraordinary base of enthusiastic and passionate individual shareholders to keep them up to date about important company information and to provide them with special offers." In other words, the company is embracing the meme stonk investors that have sent AMC shares to new highs. The Verge reports: This represents "a groundbreaking ...
Tags: Amc, Tech, Gamestop


Studies show tech is still dangerous, unwelcoming for LGBTQ employees

It’s Pride month, and that means it’s time for us to see how things are going for LGBTQ people in tech. If you’re in a hurry, here’s a helpful infographic that sums things up: That might seem a bit hyperbolic, but the good news is that it actually shows a little progress. The flames were a tiny bit higher last year. But we’ve got more to back up claim that tech is a dumpster fire for queer people than just images and anecdotes. Despite the fact that more people in the US identify as LGBT than ev...
Tags: Startups, US, Insights, Tech, Pride


How to Change the Font in your Google Documents with Apps Script

An organization recently migrated their Word Documents from Microsoft Office to Google Drive. The migration has been smooth but the Word documents imported as Google Docs are using Calibri, the default font family of Microsoft Word.The company is looking to replace the fonts in multiple Google Documents such that the document headings using Georgia while the body paragraphs are rendered in Droid Sans at 12 pt. Replace Font Styles in Google Docs This example show how to replace the font famil...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Seo, Georgia, Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Google Documents


How to win consulting, board and deal roles with PE and VC funds

David Teten Contributor Share on Twitter David Teten is founder of Versatile VC and writes periodically at teten.com and @dteten. More posts by this contributor 5 innovative fundraising methods for emerging VCs and PEs How to attract large investors to your direct investing platform Paulina Symala Contributor Paulina Symala is a consultant at Oliver Wym...
Tags: Tech, Pwc, Oliver Wyman, BCG, INEX, GLG, David Teten, Preqin, Grey House, Third Bridge, Paulina Symala, Global Market Intelligence Pratt, Asian Venture Capital Journal, Integrity Research


Why a Mediocre Keyboard App Is Topping the App Store Charts

It’s hard to tell what will go viral online at any given time. Carp? Sure. Andrew Cuomo’s Nipples? That happened. The latest darling of the internet’s eye is less fishy and less... fleshy than both of the above, but no less bizarre: a low-grade knock-off of Apple’s Notepad app that was developed by a tiny Korean…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Carp, Andrew Cuomo



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